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1 Heinzelmann, EmilFw6IV/NJG-1, 8/NJG-1, 1/NJG-1He 219A, Me 410AEP


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Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 7 May, 1944 in a failed belly landing during a practice flight at Hagenbroich, near Süchtein, due to engine fire (Boiten). One known victory, a Halifax at Wapenvelt on 3 April, 1943. Opposing the Dortmund raid, he downed two Wellingtons on 5 May, 1943. A 4th, a Stirling on 13 May, 1943. A 5th, a Halifax on 28 May, 1943. A 6th, a Stirling 5 km NW of Hameln on 27 September, 1943.
2 Mühlberger, HeinzFw1/KG-2Ju 188A-2 Werk # 160089 "U5 + HH" (lost)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspPOW the night of 14/15 May, 1944 after being shot down with wounds en-route to target Bristol England. He was the victim of F/O A.S.McEvoy and F/O M.N.Austin in a Mosquito XVII, HK246, of RAF No.456 Sq. The AC crashed at Greenlands Artillery Range, Larkhill, Wilts at 02:00 hours. Remaining crew (all KIA, all buried CC, Blk 2, Row 12): Ogefr Willi Eberle, Observer (Gr 228); Uffz Artur Krüger, R/O (Gr230); Fw Werner Heinzelmann, Gunner (Gr 229) and Ogefr Ewald Steinbeck, Gunner (Gr 231). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury).

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